Dog that raced alongside New York train gets new family

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Dog on Tracks


A daring dog that raced alongside a New York commuter train from the South Bronx to Manhattan last week has been adopted by a new family.

The dog, nicknamed Tie by transit workers for all the railroad ties she ran across, was rescued last week after running alongside a Metro-North Railroad train on a parallel track. About half a dozen trains had to slow down. Source: PA

New York's Animal Care & Control received about 100 inquiries and three dozen applications for the energetic animal, which is believed to be a shepherd-collie cross.

Engineer Joseph Delia said Tie was running "like she didn't have a care in the world".

The transit authority said passengers applauded as Tie walked into the arms of police officers at a station in Manhattan.

The animal care agency noted that it still has lots of other deserving dogs, cats and rabbits in need of homes.

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